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Extra Extra: Film Industry Brought A Record $184M To Illinois In 2012

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Apr 12, 2013 11:00PM

  • Gov. Pat Quinn says the tax incentives that he's given to members of the film industry have paid off. Production crews dropped a record $184 million in Illinois in 2012. [NBC]

  • Did the Illinois Tollway employee who was fired for sleeping on the job get by on his connections? Does a bear shit in the woods? [Sun-Times]

  • The Illinois pension mess is really just a big game of chicken. [Chicago Magazine]

  • Digital billboards are going up everywhere — will it make Chicago look trashy? [Sun-Times]

  • The salary of McDonald's CEO has tripled to $13.75 million. I bet he's lovin' it. [Crain's]

  • In the meantime, United Continental cut their CEO's pay by 35 percent, down to a measly $9.6 million. [Crain's]

  • Boystown is getting a boutique hotel. [DNAinfo]

  • Meet Amilee Cruikshank, a 109-year-old receptionist. [CBS]

  • Bill Murray did something weird and awesome. He does weirdly awesome things so often that it doesn't even shock us anymore. This is old, but it's been making the rounds on the internet. In 2011, these guys asked Murray to do a slow motion walk with them, and now it's this fake movie trailer:
  • New {fake} Trailer from David Walton Smith on Vimeo.